Topics in Ethics

  • How to Be Good with Words

    In recent decades, the contested areas of English usage have grown both larger and more numerous. English speakers argue about whether we should say man…

  • Happy Lives, Good Lives

    Happy Lives, Good Lives offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state…

  • Theories of Happiness: An Anthology

    Theories of Happiness: An Anthology introduces readers to many difficult philosophical questions surrounding the concept of happiness. With historical and contemporary readings in philosophy, psychology,…

  • Philosophizing About Sex

    Ancient Greek philosophers, medieval theologians, Enlightenment thinkers, and contemporary humanists alike have debated all aspects of human sexuality, including its purpose, permissibility, normalcy, and risks.…

  • Victims and Victimhood

    Who is a victim? Considerations of innocence typically figure in our notions of victimhood, as do judgments about causation, responsibility, and harm. Those identified as…

  • Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion – Second Edition

    This book develops a sophisticated account of propaganda and its intriguing history. It begins with a brief overview of Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek theories…

  • The Morality of War – Second Edition

    The first edition of The Morality of War was one of the most widely-read and successful books ever written on the topic. In this second…

  • Globalization and International Development

    This new anthology offers a wide selection of readings addressing the contemporary moral issues that arise from the division between the Global North and South—“the…

  • Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment: An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues covers the most important normative, conceptual, and legal issues associated with sexual harassment. Keith Dromm…

  • Suicide

    Suicide was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2012! Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions is a provocative and comprehensive investigation of the main philosophical…

  • The Immorality of Punishment

    In The Immorality of Punishment Michael Zimmerman argues forcefully that not only our current practice but indeed any practice of legal punishment is deeply morally…

  • The Price of Compassion

    This important book includes a compelling selection of original essays on euthanasia and associated legislative and health-care issues, together with important background material for understanding…

  • Animals and Ethics – Third Edition

    Can animals be regarded as part of the moral community? To what extent, if at all, do they have moral rights? Are we wrong to…

  • Incompatibilism’s Allure

    The role of freedom in assigning moral responsibility is one of the deepest problems in metaphysics and moral theory. Incompatibilism’s Allure provides original analysis of…

  • Personal Identity and Ethics

    The relationship between personal identity and ethics remains on of the most intriguing yet vexing issues in philosophy. It is commonplace to hold that moral…

  • Hypocrisy

    Shortlisted for 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award: Best Scholarly Writing What is a hypocrite? What role does hypocrisy play in our lives? Why is it thought…

  • Lessons of Kosovo

    International law makes it explicit that states shall not intervene militarily of otherwise in the affairs of other states; it is a central principle of…

  • Humanitarian Intervention

    International law makes it explicit that states shall not intervene militarily or otherwise in the affairs of other states; it is a central principle of…

  • Human Rights

    Winner: 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award What are human rights? What justifies us in believing we have them? What are rights-holders and duty-bearers? Who…

  • Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices

    This book argues that the question posed by virtue theories, namely, “what kind of person should I be?” provides a more promising approach to moral…